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LCS owners send letter to Riot Games, IEM Oakland to have six LoL teams

Our top stories from the weekend:

League of Legends Championship Series owners have sent a letter to Riot Games detailing their concerns and suggestions going forward.

Interviews with Echo Fox’s Ryan “fREAKAZOiD” Abadir and caster Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat from ELEAGUE.

Kongdoo Monster’s new League of Legends coach is quite the character.

A handful of translated interviews from players on SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy from the KeSPA Cup.

SpoTV apologized after being criticized for game delays and other problems during its KeSPA Cup broadcasts.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

An interview with ex-Fnatic coach Luis “Deilor” Sevilla.

Jason “WildTurtle” Tran will reportedly step in at AD Carry for Team SoloMid at IEM Oakland.

IEM Oakland will contain only six teams.

Looking at the top prospects for the inaugural League of Legends North American Scouting Grounds.

Dota 2

Wings gaming won the Northern Arena BEAT Invitational.

Counter-Strike

Cloud9, Immortals, Tyloo and FaZe Clan have qualified for IEM Oakland.

Wilton “Zews” Prado will coach Team Liquid on a trial basis.

Esports Championship Series is inviting teams to sign up for co-ownership of the league.

ECS also revealed some of the structure behind its league.

Cloud9 is considering cutting down the number of leagues in which it participates.

An interview with Carl-Edwin Michel, co-founder of Northern Arena.

An interview with MMA fighter Demetrius Johnson, who partnered with Northern Arena.

Team SoloMid plans to increase its Counter-Strike budget next year.

Overwatch

A former Team Fortress 2 player has joined Fnatic on a trial.

ANOX has parted ways with its team.

An interview with Overwatch game producer Skye Chandler.

Talking to pro players about the state of Overwatch.

Other games

Why do soccer players keep signing FIFA players?

Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn has been named the highest earning female esports player by Guinness World Records.

Results

Friday

Northern Arena (CSGO)

Group A

Heroic 1:0 G2 (16-14)

G2 2:1 Liquid (16-13, 11-16, 16-5)

Group B

EnVyUs 1:0 OpTic (16-10)

OpTic 2:0 NRG (16-9, 16-5)

ELEAGUE: Group C

SK Gaming 1:0 Natus Vincere (16-10)

Astralis 1:0 Alternate aTTax (16-6)

Astralis 1:0 SK Gaming (16-13)

Saturday

iBUYPOWER Masters

Group A

Cloud9 1:0 Flipsid3 (16-4)

Tyloo 1:0 Echo Fox (16-13)

Echo Fox 2:0 Flipsid3 (16-11, 16-6)

Cloud9 1:0 Tyloo (16-0)

Group B

Renegades 1:0 Team SoloMid (16-9)

Immortals 1:0 FaZe Clan (19-17)

FaZe Clan 2:0 Team SoloMid (16-7 16-3)

Northern Arena (CSGO)

Semifinals

G2 2:0 EnVyUS (22-18, 16-9)

OpTic 2:1 Heroic (16-10, 8-16, 16-4)

ELEAGUE: Group C

Natus Vincere 2:0 Alternate aTTax (16-3, 16-8)

SK Gaming 2:0 Natus Vincere (16-8, 16-8)

Sunday

iBOYPOWER Masters (CSGO)

Group A

Tyloo 2:1 Echo Fox (16-14, 10-16, 16-14)

Group B

Immortals 1:0 Renegades (16-12)

FaZe Clan 2:1 Renegades (16-7, 19-22, 16-10)

Grand final

Immortals 2:1 CLoud9 (16-8, 8-16, 16-12)

Northern Arena (CSGO)

Grand final

OpTic 2:1 G2 (14-16, 16-12, 16-7)

KeSPA Cup (LOL)

Quarterfinals

ESC Ever 2:1 Samsung Galaxy

Kongdoo Monster 2:1 KT Rolster

Monday

KeSPA Cup (LOL)

Quarterfinals

SK Telecom T1 2:0 MVP

Esports Championship Series (CSGO)

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/faceittv

Europe

Fnatic vs. Godsent, 3 p.m.

North America

Immortals vs. Luminosity, 6 p.m.

Immortals vs. Team SoloMid, 8 p.m.

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

KeSPA Cup (LOL)

Stream: http://twitch.tv/kespacup

Quarterfinals

Jin Air Green Wings vs. ROX Tigers, 6:30 a.m.

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